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Judge's laser puts Game 3 out of reach (0:21)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance McCullers is a dice roll for the Astros in Game 4. He made only six starts after All-Star break and posted an 8.23 ERA. But he also has one of the best curveballs in baseball and was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA through his first 14 starts.

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Frazier describes his weird swing on three-run homer (1:06)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros will start Lance McCullers in Game 4. Why? "He's really good," manager A.J. Hinch said. Dallas Keuchel still lined up for Game 5, Justin Verlander for Game 6.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees beat the Astros, 8-1, to cut Houston's ALCS lead to two games to one. CC Sabathia fired six scoreless innings, while Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge both had three-run homers.

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Sabathia shuts down Astros in Game 3 (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros haven't named a Game 4 starter. Earlier, today, manager A.J. Hinch said he has "mapped out like 100 scenarios." Wonder if Dallas Keuchel is one of them? Keuchel has never pitched on three days' rest in his career, but starting him in Game 4 would also line him up for a possible Game 7.

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Judge goes yard to extend lead (0:20)
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Judge makes leaping catch against the wall (0:25)
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Frazier's homer gives Yankees early lead in Game 3 (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Astros have been held to two runs or fewer in three consecutive games only once all season -- and never by the same team. It happened on Sept. 10-13 against the A's and Angels. Through 22 innings in this ALCS, Astros have scored a grand total of four runs.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge conecta su ‪primer jonrón desde el partido por el comodín contra Minnesota, ampliando la ventaja de los Yankees a 8-0 en la 4ta entrada. "El Juez" había conectado sólo 4 hits en 31 turnos (.129)‬ con 20 ponches y sólo 4 carreras remolcadas en sus 8 partidos de postemporada previo al de esta noche.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge nailed a three-run homer and it is a blowout in the Bronx. Judge's ball just cleared the left field wall in the fourth inning. Paired with his top of the fourth catch when he slammed into the right field wall, Judge is answering Jose Altuve in the mano-a-mano MVP battle.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The chants of, "M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!" echoed through Yankee Stadium after Aaron Judge veered toward the warning track, leaped and made a catch, while slamming hard against the right field wall. Judge stayed in the game after making the play on the Yuli Gurriel fourth inning drive.

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Aaron Judge has now struck out 20 times this postseason. That's already the most all-time before the World Series. Reggie Sanders (1995) and Austin Jackson (2011) each previously held the record with 19.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee Stadium crowd is rocking as Todd Frazier went the other way off of the Astros' Charlie Morton in the second, just sneaking a three-run homer over the right field wall. It was Frazier's first career postseason homer and the third baseman with the big personality enjoyed every moment as he went around the bases.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros struck out less than any team in baseball this season, but CC Sabathia has fanned four of the first seven batters through two innings. Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa down swinging, Marwin Gonzalez looking.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

The ALCS returns to the Bronx for the first time since 2012. The Astros lead the Yankees 2-0 in the series — with Game 3 set to begin momentarily. CC Sabathia will be on the hill for the home team, facing Houston starter Charlie Morton.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was booed prior to Game 3 of the ALDS after his poor management of Game 2 in Cleveland. Now, after the Yankees' stormed back in the ALDS, Girardi received cheers as he was introduced before Game 3 of the ALCS with his team once again down 2-0 in a series.

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NFL Panic Meter: Giants

Yes, Big Blue delivered a great win Sunday night. But the Giants are still devastated by injury and have a tough remaining schedule.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' final roster released by the NBA lists Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Jarrett Jack as inactive, though it can be updated prior to Thursday's opener.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after he interviewed with Red Sox and one day before he meets Mets, praise keeps rolling in for Astros bench coach Alex Cora. "The guy is always bringing something to the table for the younger guys, which is great," Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. "He has good communication with the guys. He's always in the clubhouse getting to know the players, getting to know which buttons he could push on each player to make them go out there and play the game hard."

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